We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

Human rights are very basic rights that everyone in the world has. Here in the UK, these rights are found within the Human Rights Act 1988. If your rights are not respected or they are breached by a public authority you are permitted to take action under the Act. 

Human Rights and Health or Care Services 

When you receive health or care services, some human rights will be very relevant. These rights are:

  • Article 2 – The right to life
  • Article 3 –  The right not to be treated in a degrading or inhuman way and the right not to be tortured
  • Article 5 – The right to liberty
  • Article 8 – The right to respect for your family and your private life
  • Article 14 – The right to not be a victim of discrimination

For more information, please click on this link. The website will also show you how you can take action if you have been discriminated against. 

Public Authorities and Your Human Rights 

Public authorities legally have to respect your human rights. They must do this when they provide you with any health or care services. For example, when you’re being assessed by social services, or during your doctor’s appointment. 

Public authorities include: 

  • NHS bodies such as the NHS trusts in England, Scotland’s Care Inspectorate, and Wales’ Care and Social Inspectorate
  • NHS-funded care homes
  • NHS health services such as dentists, GPs, and hospitals
  • Private care homes that are funded by local authorities
  • Private healthcare organisations that provide NHS services
  • Social services 

Social services or your doctor, for example, also have to respect your rights when they plan any services. This includes when your local authority has a contract with an organisation that provides people with care. 

Whether you’re looking for mental health help in Barlby or help from social services in Selby, your human rights should always be respected. 

 

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

Interested in helping those who are struggling with their mental health? We offer Mental Health First Aid training in Selby. Contact us at info@communitea.org.uk